Top Ten Spring Break Destinations

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Spring Break is the perfect time of year to flea from cold, rainy March weather to sunny beaches and warm destinations. Whether you’re looking for a nice beach to relax on with family or hoping to find wild adventures with a group of friends, these spring break hot spots are the perfect place for you.


Way down on the West Coast of Mexico, Acapulco is a breath taking spot for a spring vacation. With plenty of all-inclusive resorts you can go cliff-diving, snorkeling and still find a lively party scene. Beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast make a brilliant backdrop for a memorable vacation with family or friends.


Not too far off the east coast of Florida, the Bahamas make for an exciting getaway with friends or a relaxing family vacation. With white sandy beaches, reasonably priced resorts, and a collection of cruise ships visiting every day the Bahamas are a place for sand, sun, and surf during a vacation you’ll never forget. Be sure to try to fresh seafood at local restaurants and enjoy drinks at the lively Señor Frogs chain on bars.

Cabo San Lucas

Located on the southern tip of the Baja Californian Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo is the absolute party destination for the young spring break crowd. Not too far from home for those on the West Coast, Cabo is the ultimate resort town. A vacation in Cabo is not cheap but visitors say the breath taking landscape and opportunities for fun are completely worth it.

Dominican Republic

This beautiful Caribbean island country makes for the ultimate vacation destination. With mountains, white sandy beaches, small offshore islands and cays, tropical greenery, and gorgeous architecture the Dominican Republic couldn’t be more perfect for a spring getaway. Relax with family at a beach resort or go on an adventure with friends in the mountains – you can’t go wrong!

Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is the absolute gem of the South. Located just north of Georgia, Hilton Head is full of Southern charm and is great for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. With plenty of green space, beautiful light houses, gorgeous beaches, and a rich history Hilton Head is full of opportunities to make your spring break memorable.

Las Vegas

Vegas truly speaks for itself – casinos, thriving night life, and resorts galore make it the ultimate desert getaway. Vegas offers plenty of exciting experiences for an unforgettable spring break!

Miami Beach

One of Florida’s finest, Miami Beach is a great choice for having wild spring break adventures. A great place to set “Miami” by Will Smith as your spring break anthem, Miami has beautiful beaches and exciting night life in addition to the beautiful city scape.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is one of South Carolina’s most popular attractions – with the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Opry, Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach State Park, and many many other attractions it makes sense why millions flock there each year. Fantastic beaches, shopping, water parks, music venues, and gorgeous spring weather make Myrtle Beach a great choice for a spring break with any group.

Panama City Beach

Popularized by the stars of Jersey Shore, Panama City Beach is notorious for being the “Spring Break Capital” of the United States. Nestled on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Panama City Beach has crystal white sandy beaches and attractions like Pier Park, a waterfront Farmer’s Market, fantastic dining, and a vibrant night life scene. Better suited for college groups, Panama City Beach is your destination for memorable wild adventures.

South Padre Island

This resort town in southern Texas is a popular college spring break destination thanks to it’s year round warm weather and gorgeous beaches with a collection of activities like water sports, horseback riding on the beach, and great night life during peak season. Vacations in South Padre can be a great value for groups of friends or family vacations.

What is your perfect spring break destination? Let us know in the comments!

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